Print Edition Highlights - January 10, 2019

Supervisors pour out concerns over detention basin

After January's Monaghan Township meeting, the muddy waters of Memphord Estates' detention basin aren't much clearer than they were in December.

Most of the options about who is responsible for the clean-up are still on the table.

From information reported at the January 7 township meeting, it appears the developer is no longer responsible since the development group deeded the basin property to a homeowners' association back in the 90's. The homeowners' association was never formally established, but because of the deed, ownership by the non-existent association is “implied,” according to the solicitor.

Photo by Curt Werner

Responsibility to correct an unmaintained detention pond in Memphord Estates, above, is still a concern for Monaghan Township Supervisors.


Supervisors seek solution to dangerous intersection

By Peggie Williams

A recent car accident that claimed the lives of a woman and baby in Carroll Township prompted a new initiative by township supervisors to address a dangerous intersection along Route 15.

Supervisors discussed ways to fix the intersection at Golf Course Road and Route 15, during their workshop meeting Monday.

“We can't lose any more lives there,” declared Supervisor Kelly MoyerSchwille.

2019 Farm Show underway

The 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg ends on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Admission is free and parking is $15. The show boasts more than 6,000 animals, hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, hundreds of contests and demonstrations and one 1,000-pound butter sculpture.


Photo by Curt Werner

Marley Herman, 13, and Ruth Stroup, 13, of Beavertown, walk with their sheep at the Farm Show.

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Carol Richwine, left, chairperson of the Agricultural Education Landscaping Exhibits oversees judges Shirley Knight, of Lewisberry and John Lehman, of Palmyra at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show on Friday, Jan. 4. The exhibits were created by Future Farmers of America students from nine different high schools.

Bears kick off new year

By Joe Guty

Last Saturday, Jan. 5, Northern H.S. swimmers got out of the blocks quickly to start the new year.

Hosting formidable District III schools in York Suburban and Schuylkill Valley, the Polar Bears registered 40 Career Best Scores /Times, three Career First Swims, Three Season Best Relay Times, 11 InSeason Best Times and two new pool records: The Girls 200 Medley Relay Team of Kate Luft, Evangeline Soerens, Dahna Yoon and Abigail Soerens who clocked 1:52.52 which was the fastest in-season time ever for the relay and, in the 100 Backstroke, Kate Luft’s 58.61 eclipsed Marlee Rickert’s (Schuylkill Valley) record set last year. The Northern Girls’ team posted a 95-81 win over York Suburban while the Polar Bear Boys team scored an 89-80 win over their opponents. The Schuylkill Valley Girls squad earned a 95-81 win over the Northern Girls team and the Panthers Boys team defeated the Northern Boys team 94-76. As the Banner went to press, both teams are now 3-3 overall and remain undefeated at 2-0 in the Mid Penn Colonial Division, with five dual meets remaining. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, Northern had a non-division away meet scheduled against Palmyra.

Abigail Soerens placed first in the Girls 100-Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:12.77.

Polar Bears move to 10-1

On Shippensburg’s home court this past Tuesday night, the Northern H.S. Varsity Boys Basketball team knew they would have a battle on their hands. The Greyhounds charged to a 14-12 first quarter lead, taking away some of the Polar Bears’ out-of-the-gates sting they have delivered to opponents this season. Shippensburg, up 33-32 at halftime, were throwing everything they had at their Mid Penn Colonial Division foe.

However, Northern would not be denied as they wrested the lead in the third quarter and headed into the fourth with a 60-51 margin. When the final buzzer sounded, it was Northern 85 and Shippensburg 69. The 10th win for Northern and fifth Colonial Division victory against no losses was what the doctor ordered. To defeat Ship on their court, this game proved to be a viable test for more road games this month including a showdown with Boiling Springs this Friday, Jan. 11.

On Jan. 4, Northern hosted Big Spring H.S. and took control early with a 24-10 first quarter lead. Up 44-30 at halftime, Northern kept the pedal down en route to a 74-57 victory. Nate McGill’s 25 points paced all scorers and he accentuated the win with a steal and dunk with seconds left on the clock. Ryan McGill added 14 points and Cam Kearns hit for 11. Other scorers included: Michael Ginder (8), Eddie Ensor (7), Nik Kozain (4), Dan Leitholf (4), and Chris Barrett (1). Matt Ward led the Bulldogs with 16 points followed by Trevor Moyer (14) and JT Kuhn (13).

Nate McGill hits for two points under the basket.

For more information see the January 10, 2019 edition.




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